Tentative Southern California Avalanche I & II classes for 2014

Time to start making plans for 2014! The below dates are all TENTATIVE at this point and registration will not open until the dates are finalized. Passing this information along to help in planning for the new year. These are NSP courses that are available for NSP Patrollers as well as the general public. Check back regularly for final postings.

Avalanche Level 1 for the Professional Rescuer:

The course involves 8 hours of classroom and 16 hours of field work;

Classroom:

  • January 7, 2014 from 6:00 to 10:00 PM in Claremont, CA
  • January 9, 2014 from 6:00 to 10:00 PM in Claremont, CA

Field work (location TBD):

  • January 9, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • January 9, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

* The field work may take place at Mt. Baldy.

Notice: Anyone who is interested in this class is advised that we will be traveling in avalanche terrain and this course requires advanced skiing/boarding skills. Anyone interested should be able to travel in terrain similar to the face of Mt. Baldy or Mt. Waterman. This is not a course for those who have difficulty with mixed snow conditions in steep terrain.

Avalanche Level 2 for the Professional Rescuer:

Completion of Avalanche Level 1 is a pre-requisite and the courses cannot be taken concurrent. The course involves 16 hours of classroom and 32 hours of field work;

Classroom:

  • January 28, 2014 from 6:00 to 10:00 PM in Glendora, CA
  • January 30, 2014 from 6:00 to 10:00 PM in Glendora, CA
  • February 11, 2014 from 6:00 to 10:00 PM in Glendora, CA
  • February 13, 2014 from 6:00 to 10:00 PM in Glendora, CA

Field work*:

  • February 1, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • February 2, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • February 15, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • February 16, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

* The field work may take place at Mt. Baldy and Mammoth.

Notice: Anyone who is interested in this class is advised that we will be traveling in avalanche terrain and this course requires advanced skiing/boarding skills. Anyone interested should be able to travel in terrain similar to the face of Mt. Baldy or Mt. Waterman. This is not a course for those who have difficulty with mixed snow conditions in steep terrain.

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